I went with a friend to a new fabric store in town, and yay, the new store has all the modern designers. I am in love. While looking around, I overheard one of the staff say there would be a one-day sale after Christmas, so I kept my hands in my pockets and waited until that day…and came home with five yards of fabric at half price! I am so glad I was able to buy this fabric, because I’d had a Christmas quilt in mind all through the holiday season, and was slowly winnowing down my color/pattern choices in my head, trying to figure out what I really wanted.
These colors are perfect.
I had almost decided on making a silver quilt, with just hints of red, but this is probably better. I want it to say “winter” more than I want it to say “Christmas.”
While at the fabric store I’d seen jelly rolls of the fabric, so I’d started planning in my head making a log cabin quilt. Then when I went for the sale, only the bolts were on sale, so I just kept in mind a log cabin style and started cutting my strips. It was not worth the money to have someone pre-cut the fabric for me.
And then I decided I needed a couple more fabric patterns, 9 different patterns total, and shopped and shopped and shopped around the web, and boy is this fabric hard to find. I should mention it’s Winter’s Lane by Kate and Birdie Paper Co. for Moda. I finally found exactly what I wanted on Etsy.
Strip piecing should make it fast and easy, right? Here’s hoping!